NOZAWA ONSEN

 

Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is a charming village that is famous for amazing mountain terrain as well as its abundance of hot springs (onsens), and trust us when we say that both are a must do!

Nozowa Onsen is ranked as one of the best ski resorts in Japan, with a wide selection of runs offering great skiing and snowboarding experiences for beginners’ right through to the most advanced.  Limited in-bounds off-piste skiing is available, the resort also leaves much of the advanced areas ungroomed to allow for plenty of powder fun!

The Village itself has a real sense of tradition with beautiful old streets and onsens scattered throughout the town. The Nozawa Onsen fire festival in January is famous throughout Japan, although make sure you book well in advance if you hope to experience it yourself!

Known for:

  • Traditional onsens
  • Cultural experience
  • Village charm

Resort Stats

Season December to April
Average Snowfall 10 metres
Elevation 1,650 m
Vertical Drop 1,085 m
Ski Area 420 acres
Terrain Park Progression park only
Ski Lifts 20
Terrain 40% beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced

Accommodation

Most of the accommodation options in Nozawa Onsen provide easy access to the lifts and private onsens for a well-earned soak after a day on the slopes. Traditional ryokan (Japanese guesthouses) are common with more modern hotel-style options also available.

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How to get there

Fly

The best airport to access Nozawa Onsen is either Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) in Tokyo. Direct flights are available from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The direct flight from Sydney arrives into Haneda airport, whereas any direct flight from Melbourne or Brisbane arrives into Narita airport. Flight time to Tokyo is approximately 10 hours.

The city of Tokyo makes a great stopover destination; it’s a place full of culture and history while still offering an unlimited amount of shopping, dining and entertainment options. We recommend 3 days to enjoy all this city has to offer. 

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Drive

A shuttle transfer is available from Narita or Haneda airports; drive time is approximately 4 hours. Another option is to use a Japan Rail Pass from Narita Airport to Nagano and organise a transfer from Nagano to Nozawa Onsen. Ask us for more information about rail options.

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Inter-resort

Shuttle transfers are available to Hakuba, Myoko Kogen and Shiga Kogen.

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